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  1. The perfect word to describe the football that Manchester United play hasn't been invented yet. I think if it were to be a sound, it would be meeeehhhhhbluuuurrrggghhhhhthatwasshiiiit. 

    Football is a game and we are horrid at playing that game. :( 

  2. @Blade, well done on Sheffield United's success, so far. I have to say that the standard of football played by the promoted teams has been good. Norwich look well coached, too. 

    We've got West Ham away today and I honestly think we'll do well to get anything from it. The trouble is that I just can't see where the goals are going to come from, aside from Dan James and Rashford capitalising on a mistake or some sort of solo effort. After seeing City destroy Watford yesterday, we are so far away from being to put in a performance like that or create as many chances as they do. 1-1 or 0-0 today.

  3. This is an absolute shitshow and a waste of about 4 years. There are STILL no credible plans for leaving. The original leave date was the end of March, yet there are still no processes in place now. There's still nothing on the Irish border for example. It is the duty of our own government to actually show something credible with how "Leaving can work" and not to just point fingers to blame the other side. I have not seen anything tangible to suggest that the country will be in a superior position once we leave the EU compared to staying in it. Where's the evidence that this is in our best interests? 

    I find it slightly/very amusing that we seemingly want to give more power to our Government or "take back control" of this and that, yet the people that continuously get into power don't actually have a fucking clue what to do with it. Some of the gaffes that have been made over the last few years and the lack of expertise shown by our officials is downright poor. Is this really the best our country can muster or do? 

    I fully expect Boris Johnson to just attempt to do whatever he wants, whether he succeeds or fails. The rules don't apply to him. It is also rather sickening how he is "lovingly" referred to by some as "Boris" in single name only, as if he is some cuddly pet or loveable rogue or harmless friend of the family. That could not be any further from the truth. This man will lie and cheat to get his own way. 

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  4. 40 minutes ago, Kav said:

    Azpilicueta is finished, he’s an absolute shadow of the player he was a few seasons ago, so sad to see.

    We also need to be better in defence as a whole unit, the defenders aren’t pushing up to the midfield enough and are leaving to big a gap to be exploited on counters.

    ...but our right-hand side is woeful at the moment, I can’t wait until James is fit, instant upgrade on Azpi.

    Pulisic needs time to settle in.

    I was surprised at the final score. I noticed that Chelsea were 2-0 up and thought that they were good for a win. 

    United were pretty bleeeeeeh against Southampton, even when they were down to 10 men. We don't seem to be able to create chances that easily and our set pieces and crossing were just as woeful as last week. A pretty disappointing performance. 

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    It looks awful, in my opinion. Genisys was absolutely rubbish and probably one of the worst films that I've seen in the cinema. I'm not getting a great vibe from what I've seen of Dark Fate either. It doesn't look like bucking the trend of shit Terminator films. We're already in negative equity with the ratio of bad Terminator films outweighing the amount of good Terminator movies.

  6. I've followed the Bury situation on the news and it's simply awful hearing the stories from all of the local fans and residents who live close to the ground. Disgraceful mismanagement by the owners. The rules for those who run clubs needs to be so much more stringent than they currently are, because this sort of situation should have been avoided. It must have been preventable on some level.

    It looks like Bolton may be getting out their situation, so that's good to hear @Dog-amoto. But, I think we'll hear more and more stories in the next 10 years of this happening to other clubs. 

  7. 6 minutes ago, Eddage said:


    Briefly looking at an article on the BBC website it would appear that because they admitted to the offences they just got a fine.
    So clubs can break all the rules they like just as long as they admit it and pretend to be sorry... complete joke!


    There has to be more to it than that, surely?! :blank:

    That fine is pathetic. That's not a deterrent or a punishment. 

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  8. 1 minute ago, Eddage said:

    This will probably end up being the highlight of the entire season :p

    Can we just forget the other 37 games and end the season now, I'll happily take second place behind City!

    I think we'll have an alright season, overall. I've predicted that we will finish fifth, although I don't think we'll be far from a top four place. Having said that, if we can get Martial and Rashford upping their goal tallies, we might sneak fourth. 

  9. Delighted with that performance!

    Martial and Rashford scoring, Pogba assisting, Maguire and Wan-Bissaka looking great in defence on their debuts, James coming on and scoring...and a clean sheet! Couldn't really have asked for any more than that.

    I want us to stick with this back four for every game. 

  10. On 08/08/2019 at 12:32 AM, Goafer said:

    Not entirely sure where to post this, but figured it's diet related so here is close enough.

    I've been putting more and more thought into going vegetarian for a while now, but never really tried properly. I've cut down on meat over the past few months, but never gave it up entirely. I've been wanting to try it partly due to the whole animals dying thing and partly because I'm hoping it'll be healthier. 

    When doing the shopping last week, I figured I'd give it a try for a week and buy no meat. It's been both easier and harder than I expected. Easier because I don't really miss meat at all, but harder because it can be quite a challenge to figure out what's actually vegetarian and what's not (spoilers: Extra Strong Mints and Worcestershire Sauce have gelatin and fish in respectively).

    Things I've learnt during the week:

    McDonald's Vegetable Deluxe is utter shit. The sauce is nice enough, but there's not enough of it and the goujons taste like homoepathic vegetables. Almost no taste at all, with the slightest hint of generic vegetable.

    Stella McCartney burgers are the best I've found so far.

    Pizza Hut's Jackfruit is also pretty darn convincing. Only really let down by the texture, which is a bit mushy.

    Going vegetarian, even for a week, is a great way to break eating habits. As I now have to check packets, I don't just grab food without thinking about it.


    I'm not sure how long I'll keep it up or how seriously I'll take it, but I may carry on. I've not bought any meat this week either, so we'll see. I don't think I'll refuse meat if someone's cooked it for me without knowing or if there's no decent vegetarian option, but I think as long as there's a choice, I might keep it up. Going vegan can fuck right off though.

    And to get in there before someone else does:


    That's pretty cool. Good going, @Goafer! :D 

    I grew up in a Muslim household and so the only meat we ever ate had to be Halal meat. It's something that I've carried on with into adult life, probably mostly out of habit rather than anything else. When going out for a meal with friends, I would usually go for the vegetarian or fish option as a lot of places didn't do Halal meat. These days, I would still most likely prefer to go for the veggie option, or occasionally fish. Every time we go out for a burger, I go for the veggie option and it's been quite interesting to see how the vegetarian choices have improved considerably since I was a kid. It used to be that you only had one or two options and the quality of those options was often quite poor or inferior to what else was on the menu.

    The choice that there is these days is far superior and vast to what I had growing up. I would highly recommend the falafel burger if you ever go to Gourmet Burger Kitchen. My favourite all-time burger and it's just absolutely delicious. Falafel burgers in general are the absolute business. :D  

    I eat a fair bit of chicken for the protein, but I rarely eat lamb or beef. I'm very interested in hearing about these synthetic meats that are in development as I think that could be a great alternate choice for the future. Even if a person doesn't go fully vegetarian 100% of the time, simply cutting down is a good thing. There's the moral aspect of animals being killed for food, but also I think society is becoming more aware of the environmental impact of having a meat-based diet. It's an interesting time that we live in.

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  11. 14 hours ago, Happenstance said:

    Great win for Liverpool tonight but very worrying for Alisson already. Does he not know he’s my keeper in the fantasy league???

    @Eenuh also had him in as her keeper. She let out a huge "fuuuuuuck" when I told her that he was giving off injured. Probably will be the most swapped player this weekend.


    51 minutes ago, Blade said:

    Im obviously feeling both very excited and nervous this season. Especially after seeing Liverpool smash Norwich last night...

    Every pundit has written us off and placed us at 20th place. You never know though, we could escape relegation. In Wilder we trust.

    Maguire going to Man Utd is obviously massive for him. He was brought up and his family still lives in the same village as me. 

    Have you got a fantasy team, brah?

    Good luck for the season! Although, as I've been down here in Bournemouth for the last decade, I do hope that you get smashed this afternoon. :D 

    I'm excited at having Maguire in our side. He automatically becomes our best centre back and I think he'll be a good presence to have at the club. Seems like a nice guy, too. We need more likeable players at the club. 

  12. So, I recently bought the TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 reverb pedal.

    TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 Reverb Pedal

    I've basically got a list of pedals that I'm interested in, and this one just about won out ahead of the Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi fuzz pedal and also the Ibanez Tubescreamer TS-9. I was leaning towards getting a reverb pedal as I want to start doing some post-rock stuff and this seemed to be the most natural choice to make.

    The pedal arrived the day before yesterday and I managed to put time aside to give it a whirl. All I have to say is that I'm in LOVE with it already. It's soooooo good. I particularly like the church and shimmer settings as you just get this wide and deep sound that makes the space that you're playing in seem absolutely huge. The finish on the pedal itself is absolutely gorgeous and it just looks stunning straight out of the box. :love:

    The "mash" button is quite interesting, which isn't something that I knew too much about before buying the pedal. You hit the button to turn it on or off, but by holding the button down when it is on, it almost turns into an expression pedal, meaning that you have a bit more control of how much reverb you're getting out of it. It's similar-ish to the analogue shoulder buttons on a control pad. The mash light that appears right next to the decay knob tell you how hard you're "mashing" the stomp button down, e.g. if you don't touch the pedal, the light is off. If you mash down a little, you get a weaker yellow light. Mashing down harder gives you a deeper yellow light. This is all as well as a red light which is on the bigger mash button itself to indicate whether it's on or off. 

    All in all, I absolutely adore this already. I had so much fun with this yesterday just mucking around and I can tell that there's so much depth within this pedal waiting to be unlocked. Would highly recommend. 


  13. We've got 8 teams registered for Fantasy Football now. Let's have some more! :D 

    I'm a bit mixed about Man United going into this new season. One area that I am really happy about is the defence. We look a lot more secure there with Maguire and Wan-Bissaka. I'd love to see a consistent back four of Shaw, Lindelöf, Maguire and Wan-Bissaka, with De Gea in goal. However, it's when you look further ahead that we look so light in midfield and up front. We're badly missing a quality attack and at least 1 central midfielder. I think we'll fall just short this season due to these deficiencies. Maybe only a few points missing out on top 4, but I don't think we quite have enough to secure top 4, let alone challenge for the title.

    Another worry is that Rashford and Martial are so inconsistent. Asking them to provide most of our goals is a huge risk, imo.

  14. I can't believe that @Eenuh ended up winning it! She also missed the first week, so it's a pretty cool achievement. She hasn't stopped going on about it! :laughing:

    I've made my team and I quite like the initial look of it. Watch all these players let me down now. 

  15. 3 hours ago, Happenstance said:

    @Fierce_LiNk do you have a league code for the NE one?

    I've emailed @Space as he's the admin/creator of the group. As far as I can see, I can't get the League Code myself.

    If you were in the league last year, by making a new team it auto-enrols you. That's quite handy.

    Here's last year's code: 1151543-375779 

    Give it a go and maybe it'll work. If not, hopefully Space will reply soon! 

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  16. I've taken some time off the main quest and am just running/boating around doing little quests/jobs here and there. This game is FUCKING AMAZING. It's a proper roast dinner of a game. Delicious. 

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  17. TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 Reverb Pedal


    TC Electronic Hall of Fame 2 reverb pedal. I had some Amazon vouchers that came to around £45, so I decided to splash it on this because I wanted a reverb pedal and this seems to fit the bill. Very excited! Should be getting here on Thursday, or hopefully tomorrow! :D 

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  18. I started this yesterday at around midnight and I've put...quite a few hours into it already. It's great! There's a nice feeling when you start a game or a film or tv series and you know it's going to be great before you even get started. :D 

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  19. 1 hour ago, drahkon said:

    Eh, excuse me? What did you just say? Did you (and Tool) make my life immeasurably better with two pieces of information? :D 

    What a day. Don't have to work, it's sunny outside, tonight will be full of cocktails and now this...

    Edit: Their music is up on Spotify. :bouncy:

    I've been listening to them this morning on Spotify. Had the Lateralus album on this morning and it's just a pure masterpiece. So excited about the new album! 

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